Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

JULY 2004 – Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, I recommend to visit Neist Point Lighthouse at the western tip of the island, at the end of B884. It was built in 1909 and it is a bit of a challenge to get there: two steep steps need to be conquered before you actually can enjoy this view. So please take your time (or be physically very fit) for this short hike. The views are definitely worth it. In the back of the photo you see the Outer Hebrides (South Uist).

I like this image because the pristine lighthouse sits within a sparse landscape at the very end of the known cultivated room. In a way, it’s a symbol for mankind trumping over nature.

The high resolution image

Capture Date25-JUL-2004
LocationIsle of Skye, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3699 x 2466 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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